By Calvin Osiemo
Following a warning from International Criminal Court Judge Chile Eboe- Osuji to Jubilee leaders regarding the prayer meetings conducted for Kenya Deputy President William Ruto, President Uhuru Kenyatta has asked the Hague-based court to respect the Kenyan’s right and freedom to hold prayer meetings. Speaking during the Mashujaa Day Celebrations held at the Nyayo National Stadium, President Kenyatta said Kenyans are aware of the benefits of divine intervention and therefore will not relent from holding prayers.
“Worship is the basic right of every human being; we have the freedom of worship in this country hence nobody can discourage us from holding prayer meetings. We will continue praying for one another,” said the President.
Jubilee alliance leaders have been holding prayer meetings for Deputy President William Ruto and radio journalist Joshua Arap Sang who are facing charges for crimes against humanity at the ICC.
On matters development, the President said the Jubilee administration has achieved a milestone in various sectors and is determined to deliver more to the citizens of the nation. He indicated that the Jubilee government is committed to the success of devolution, urging every Kenyan to give their input so as to achieve that dream. He also said that the Standard Gauge Railway mega project, which is currently 55 percent complete, will be extended to Naivasha.
“Devolution may not be working perfectly but it exists and it is the duty of every Kenyan to make sure it succeeds. Less noise more work,” he said.
President Uhuru urged Kenya’s international allies to continue supporting Kenya as the nation continues to reconcile and implement the healing process. He also urged Kenyans to harness things that promote unity and oneness.
“We have to courageously look forward to a future underpinned by the values our heroes and heroines stood for. We have to work hard to ensure only that which is positive endures”, President Uhuru said.